Ye Olde Twinkler Barleywine
Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

Ye Olde Twinkler BarleywineYe Olde Twinkler Barleywine
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From:
Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
American Barleywine
ABV:
9%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 10.51%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 27, 2019
Added:
Dec 21, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
85
Very Good
Ye Olde Twinkler BarleywineYe Olde Twinkler Barleywine
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Ratings by von_kaiser:
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Rated by von_kaiser from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 27, 2019
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Rated: 4.03 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Oct 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by Scottqc15 from Connecticut

Dec 22, 2015
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Sampling a 2014 release cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The bottle was picked up for me at the brewery by my friend Ellie. Thank you!
The beer looks great, pours a deep mahogany color with some rich ruby highlights and some fluffy offwhite head foams up about 1 cm before fading to a sturdy edge layer and one large wispy island.
Aroma is all malt, with biscuit notes and some caramel mixing with plum and a bit of red grape. There is also maybe a bit of brown sugar sweetness.
First sip reveals a fairly thick body and gentle rolling carbonation. Texture is a little sticky and coats my palate.
Flavor is again all malt just like the nose with toffee and biscuit mixing with some brown sugar and some fruity qualities of red grape and plum. Again no real hop character on this beer.
The 9% is also very well hidden and I dont get any heat or peppery flavors. A solid english style barleywine that seems to be sneaky on the booze and absent of hops. As a malty, I approve.
Glad I have a 2nd bottle!
Apr 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by swierczt from Connecticut

Dec 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.21 by grahuba from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.66 by ScottieD from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by JKV96 from Massachusetts

Oct 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by nebula1999 from Connecticut

Mar 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by bccrosley from Connecticut

Jan 05, 2014
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Reviewed by Durge from Connecticut

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A somewhat hazy copper colored brew with a decent off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly to a uniform pencil thin ring. Lacing is fair as it cascades into spotty pieces. The aroma most immediately delivers a pervasive pear and brown bread blend. Flowery, sweet, pleasant and fairly unique as barleywines go. The flavor brings more pear with an alcohol edge and some grassy notes. Perhaps there's also some hint of cherry and raspberry. Quite sweet and a bit sweeter than I typically like in a barleywine but overall it's a solid offering. The body is pretty close to full with a very fine veil of carbonation and a slick feel. I like it but don't want to over indulge here.
Dec 30, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by bootdown21 from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Dec 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by sailorastro from Connecticut

Dec 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Dec 21, 2013
Ye Olde Twinkler Barleywine from Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 15 ratings